A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NERO

Wed, 12 Jan '22
Ruler during the Great Fire of Rome
Mon, 27 Dec '21
Emperor during the Great Fire of Rome
Tue, 23 Nov '21
Reviled Roman emperor
Mon, 30 Aug '21
Roman emperor who succeeded his adoptive father
Mon, 2 Aug '21
Roman emperor who said before dying "What an artist the world is losing in me!"